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Large TFR Announced For Super Bowl TFR


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February 2, 2006 — At the request of other federal agencies, the FAA will restrict airspace in and around Detroit's Ford Field before and during Super Bowl XL from 4 p.m. until midnight Sunday, February 5. Access to airspace in the Detroit area will be limited; general aviation aircraft will be allowed to use some local airports under several restrictions. GA traffic will be prohibited at Coleman Young Detroit City Airport while the temporary flight restriction is in effect.

Transport Canada created a similar TFR that establishes a complete 30-mile restricted flight zone centered on the stadium.

The TFR includes a 10 nm inner ring surrounding Ford Field to 18,000 feet, excluding Canadian airspace. In general, flights are prohibited within the inner ring except for authorized law enforcement, emergency medical and military operations. A 30-nm, FL 180 outer ring will also surround the stadium, excluding Canadian airspace. All aircraft entering or exiting this outer ring must be on an active IFR or VFR flight plan, and must remain in two-way radio communication with air traffic control.

Arrivals and departures at Detroit Metro must be on an Instrument Flight Rules flight plan and be in communication with air traffic control. Prohibited operations within the TFR include flight training, gliders, hot-air balloons, banner towing, parachute flights, ultralights, practice approaches, aerobatic flights, hang gliding, and seaplanes.

The FAA encourages all pilots to contact their local AFSS for more details on these restrictions to prevent interception by U.S. military aircraft. For more information, visit www.faa.gov.

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